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With a simple statement in New York this week about First Nations’ rights, the Trudeau government gambled that Ottawa can forge a new, productive partnership with indigenous Canadians.

The stakes are high. Failure could mean billions of dollars of economic opportunity lost and thousands of indigenous Canadians, especially First Nations living on reserves, consigned to another generation of poverty. Success requires everyone – government, business, indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians alike – to think and act differently.

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